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Author Topic: Breeding Pimroses  (Read 1384 times)

mark smyth

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Breeding Pimroses
« on: April 13, 2014, 10:10:18 AM »
Does anyone know if primroses can be self/hand pollinated? Must it be thrum x pin eyed or can I do thrum x thrum / pin eyed x pin eyed?
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Re: Breeding Pimroses
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 11:03:17 AM »
You can do thrum/thrum and pin/pin but I read it's frowned upon in breeding circles as not being natural! (source: Peter Ward, Primroses and Polyanthus Batsford 1997. Natural way is pin for seed parent and thrum for pollen.
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Re: Breeding Pimroses
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 11:28:37 AM »
Thanks. I need to self my vulgaris Irish Cream
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mark smyth

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Re: Breeding Pimroses
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 03:24:51 PM »
When I pulled my plant apart there must have been a second plant. I see today I have pin eyed and thrum eyed
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